It is country before anything else for Alia; Raazi trailer release

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The trailer of Meghna Gulzar’s spy thriller Raazi, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal in lead roles, is out. The film will release on May 11. The trailer introduces the three key elements of Meghna Gulzar’s film: love, betrayal and patriotism.

Based on a true story, Raazi narrates the tale of an ordinary Indian girl (played by Alia) who was married to a Pakistani man (played by Vicky) in the 1970s.

Here’s how the makers have described the film on their YouTube channel

 “Raazi is based on a true story of a young girl, who was sent to Pakistan in 1971, to source out any information she could, as war was becoming imminent between India and Pakistan. It is the journey of an ordinary Indian girl, in extraordinary circumstances.”

Alia has proved time and again that she is here to play very long and impressive innings.

After her debut in a Karan Johar film, it was Imtiaz Ali’s gripping Highway that displayed the depth of Alia’s acting prowess. Since then, the young girl has pulled off awe-inspiring performances in films like 2 StatesUdta PunjabKapoor and SonsBadrinath Ki Dulhania and Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania and we are sure Raazi will be equally good.

Raazi set during the Indo-Pakistan war of 1971 is based on Harinder Sikka’s novel Calling Sehmat and is shot in Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Mumbai. With an interesting plot filled with twists and twirls and impressive acting from the entire cast, Raazi seems to be a hit already. Sharing the trailer, Alia wrote, “Watan ke aage kuch nahi!!!! (Nothing comes before the nation)”. Karan Johar described it as, “And here it is!! #RaaziTrailer – The story of an ordinary girl in extraordinary circumstances!!”

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